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China is seeking to become a “cyber superpower”

Supercomputers have their origins in national security. The biggest are still mostly paid for by governments, and continue to bolster countries’ national self-esteem. For decades, it was axiomatic that the fastest of these computers would mostly be American, or at least use American chips. No longer. When Top500, a website, released its latest list of […]

A timeline of cyber-attacks from China

And in a timely fashion, here is followon Economist coverage of the Mandiant APT1 report. A new report released by Mandiant, an American cyber-security consultancy, reveals an astonishing history of hacking and online theft by a group based in Shanghai, China. Mandiant believes the hackers are part of the Chinese army. The firm saw at […]